Teaching with Hope

Assistive technology has the power to transform lives. It can help people of all ages with visual impairments succeed academically and beyond. Hope Paulos, who was born with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), knows firsthand how life-changing assistive technology can be. That’s why she created Teaching with Hope, an all-new blog series written for parents of children who are visually impaired and special education professionals. Teaching with Hope is a way for Hope to share practical help and advice through her lived, real-world experiences.

  • Two children sitting on a bench with a Braille Buzz in their laps.

    Growing into Braille Technology

    At five years old, an age when most kindergarteners were just beginning to learn individual letter names and sounds, I remember working with the Perkins Brailler. The Perkins Brailler is similar to a typewriter and produces braille on paper instead of producing it electronically. At ten years old, I was proficient in braille and received [...]

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  • Hope Paulos, an instructor at the Carroll Center for the Blind, teaches a student how to use assistive technology.

    Educating Students Who Are Blind: An Invaluable Lesson from My Past

    Welcome to my blog, Teaching with Hope. Here you'll learn about blindness and visual impairment, the power of assistive technology, educating students who are blind, and how you can make sure you or a loved one can succeed academically and then professionally. But before we go any further, you need to understand a few things [...]

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Hope Paulos

Meet Hope Paulos, M. Ed.

Hope Paulos is an Assistive Technology Specialist and also provides education services for children as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) at the Carroll Center for the Blind. Her blog serves as a resource for special education professionals and parents of children with special needs navigating the challenges of having a student with visual impairments.